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The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen

being forced out of it. Displacement does not, in this perspective, merely designate an involuntary movement across geographical space. People may be displaced while not moving, as the social environment moves around them making the formerly familiar

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

management ( Johnston 1992 ; McManus 1995 ; White and Gill 2013 ), the changing nature of public and private spaces ( Kempa et al. 2004 ; Shearing and Wood 2003 ; Wakefield 2003 ), and how such entities interact with state authorities and other policing

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

placed lit candles on the space in front of the house. Members of the community and activists appeared with a banner criticizing the absence of a social legacy of the Rio Olympics. Some wore T-shirts that read “SOS Vila Autódromo” or “Rio without Removals

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Michael D. Jackson

: 33 ), and of his image of a clearing ( Lichtung ), and of the spaces of light and illumination that sometimes appear in the darkness of our lives, moments when we can lower our guard and fully accept, and perhaps wholly embrace, the world in which we

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Ritual Tattooing and the Creation of New Buddhist Identities

An Inquiry into the Initiation Process in a Burmese Organization of Exorcists

Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

shrines. By establishing the pagoda campus as an enclosed space that highlights its founding figures, the congregation encourages visitors to become familiar with the Manaw Seittokpad worldview and behavioral codification. The pagoda, a white square stupa

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

perceived as an alive, powerful, polysemic sacred object, storing and textualizing her power, and, at the same time, as a space that encompasses the potential to mediate between the different human and other-than-human worlds and groups. It would be a bible

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

difference” (see also Medeiros 2019 ). The specificity in Rio de Janeiro is that the analysis of urban space must consider the heterogeneous distribution of social and racial residential segregation on both a micro and macro level. On the one hand, the

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

—urban locations characterized by a high concentration of ex-soldiers and exmilitias on the lookout for opportunities to emerge, and thus important spaces for exploration of militarized mobilization. In Kailahun, fieldwork sites were extended to military barracks

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

, it is now complemented by what I call a “security as hospitality” model. “Hospitality security” is aimed at providing a differentiated form of service to Brazilian and global elites in secured spaces of leisure and consumption: shopping malls, concert

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Amanda J. Reinke

increasingly common that they then enter what I term the informal-formal justice nexus—the juridical gray space at the intersection of formal and informal conflict resolution mechanisms where practitioners like Steve work ( Reinke 2016 ). At the nexus of the